Located on the west coast of the United States and neighbouring the Pacifc Ocean, Los Angeles is categorized as having a type of subtropical climate that sees mild, sunny and relatively dry weather for most of the year. Temperatures in Los Angeles rarely get too hot or too cold with July and January being the warmest and coldest months respectively. 

Does Los Angeles ever get cold?

The Winter months (December, January, February) in LA are regarded as the rainiest but are also the clearest when it comes to cloud coverage. Whilst temperatures in Winter can get down to 40°F, they rarely ever go below that and may even warm up depending on the Santa Ana winds. 

If you're traveling to Los Angeles in Winter, make sure to pack jeans, long pants, sweaters and long-sleeved tops to ensure you don't get too cold. You may also want to pack an umbrella for days where it might rain. 

When is the best time to travel to Los Angeles? 

Los Angeles is known for having a relatively dry and sunny climate resulting in great weather all year round. This makes traveling to Los Angeles easy as you can practically go at any time and still experience nice, mild and sunny weather. Los Angeles on average has around 263 sunny days in the year, however temperatures can vary depending wherabouts in LA you're located. For example, if you're closer to the ocean temperatures can be 10 or 20 degrees lower than if you were in inland areas. 

The best time to travel in Los Angeles is usually in the months of Spring (March, April, May), where the temperatures are warm and sunny without being too hot. Regardless of when you're traveling, we do recommend wearing sunscreen when you're out and about to protect you from the sun's UV rays.

Average temperatures in Los Angeles

MONTH

AVERAGE HIGH

AVERAGE LOW

March to May

69°F

50°F

June to August

79°F

59°F

September to November

76°F

53°F

December to February

64°F

46°F

 

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